Medalist 1 (Paperback)

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Medalist 1 (Paperback)


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This is book number 1 in the Medalist series.

This award-winning manga about one girl's journey to the Olympic figure skating spotlight is enthralling readers around the world!

"A story about learning to believe in yourself even when everyone else tells you you're not good enough." -Anime News Network

Inori is a little girl who dreams of becoming a figure skater. Yet, the obstacles to this dream feel insurmountable: Inori's already "too old" (she's 11); she's always had trouble at school; and, worst of all, her older sister's skating dreams ended in failure, so her mother is dead set against putting her other daughter through a similar experience. Still, the rink is the only place Inori can be herself, and she's out on the ice when a fateful meeting takes place. Tsukasa, a frustrated coach on the edge of giving up competitive skating himself, will join Inori to form an unstoppable duo powered by hard work, transcendent joy, and an unshakeable belief that they can prove everyone wrong.

Catch up on the acclaimed manga that inspired the upcoming anime series!
TSURUMAIKADA's debut manga series, Medalist, won the Next Manga Award and Shogakukan Manga Award and inspired an anime. Kodansha is publishing it in English.
Product Details ISBN: 9798888771853
Publisher: Kodansha Comics
Publication Date: March 5th, 2024
Pages: 224
Language: English
Series: Medalist
"A beautiful sports manga with an uplifting message to never quit on your dreams or yourself... Every page is an adventure of visual craft with lots of detail, interesting layouts of paneling, and beautiful character designs... A good first purchase for all collections, especially those where sports manga featuring female protagonists are scarce." -Booklist (Starred Review)

"A story about learning to believe in yourself even when everyone else tells you you're not good enough. Five stars." -Anime News Network

"An entertaining story about a figure skating coach and his pupil railing against the status quo to achieve their dreams." -Comic Book Resources